Notes for Monday – July 18, 2016

The vast majority of recent headlines about the Islamist Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France mysteriously seem to have missing words. “Truck rams Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 84” shouts the Washington Post. The Philadelphia Star headline proclaims: “Bastille Day Horror: Terror Truck Kills 84 in France.” And The New York Times headline reads: “Scores Die in Nice, France, as Truck Plows Into Bastille Day Crowd.” The missing words are of course: “Islamist terrorist driving a…” America’s leftist journalists seem to have selective blindness. And when they write headlines, they are selectively mute. Journalists consistently …

Pat Cascio’s Product Review: Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife

I used to test and write about a lot of Gerber knives in the past. However, for whatever reason, Gerber rarely sends any writers knives for articles. I guess business must be good and they don’t need the free ink. Last time I toured the Gerber factory was back in the early 1990s, and it was busy. I understand that these days many Gerber knives are made in China, so let’s get that out of the way. The knife under review today is their Big Rock Camp Knife, and the model number is 22-01588. I can live with some products …

Recipe of the Week: Teriyaki Steak

Ingredients: 2 to 2½ lbs boneless chuck steak 1 tsp ginger 1 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp oil ½ cup soy sauce 1 clove garlic, crushed Directions: Cut steak into ¼-inch thick or smaller slices. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Place meat in a slow-cooking pot and pour the sauce over it. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with rice Makes 5 to 6 servings. o o o Do you have a favorite recipe that would be of interest to SurvivalBlog readers? Please send it via e-mail. Thanks!

Economics and Investing:

White House: Budget deficit to rise to $600B – An increase of $162 Billion over last year’s tally. – G.G. o o o Oil prices little changed as market shrugs off Turkey coup bid o o o Buy Gold To Hedge Dollar Debasement o o o Video: Bank of England Signals August Stimulus as Rate Kept at 0.5% o o o SurvivalBlog and its editors are not paid investment counselors or advisers. Please see our Provisos page for details.

Odds ‘n Sods:

Over at Notes From The Bunker, our friend Commander Zero has some great comments on self defense and the importance of situational awareness in the context of the Bastille Day transport par chariot attack in Nice: French Stuff. o o o Too Big to Jail – Thanks to reader MtH for the link o o o A consulting client recently asked me for advice on selecting for an off-road vehicle and expressed an interest in buying a surplus Humvee. I recommended that he watch the auctions at GovPlanet, and wait to find a M1114 (the up-armored HMMWV variant) at a …